Get your biceps and triceps in shape with this workout

By Harley Pasternak
Updated June 20, 2012 01:00 PM
Credit: Courtesy Harley Pasternak

Amanda Seyfried is a longtime client and I always love training her because she is so dedicated to her workouts. I also love her dog Finn whom she tends to bring along.

Here are some of my favorite exercises to tone Amanda’s arms:

Curl press: With arms at your side, holding light weights, keep your palms facing your body, curl your arms up to your shoulder and then lift them above your head and press them up to the sky. Bring them back down in the reverse order and repeat.

This exercise is great because it works both your biceps and your shoulders at the same time. Try doing try 15-20 of these twice a week for noticeably leaner arms!

Dumbbell lateral raise: Stand with your feet hip-width apart holding light dumbbells in each hand. Keeping your shoulders relaxed and your butt slightly tilted back, bring arms straight up (making the formation of the letter ‘T’) and back down. This exercise works your deltoids and shoulders and is key to having toned arms.

Overhead dumbbell triceps extension: If you’ve ever seen “wings” underneath your arms in a photo, or what I call the “bye-bye” flab that waves when you wave your arm, this exercise targets this problem area.

Stand straight holding one dumbbell behind your head (where your head meets your neck) and raise your arms straight up over your head. Lower the weight again behind your head and lift again. Do 15-20 reps twice weekly and say bye-bye once and for all to the flab.

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